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by Charles
Wed Sep 21, 2016 2:44 pm
Forum: News from AGEod
Topic: [CW2] Civil War II Giveaway!
Replies: 11
Views: 23610

Abraham Lincoln, easy.

note, I already have Civil War II, but would not mind the code to WON. ;)
by Charles
Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Thirty Years War: Campaign/scenario
Replies: 0
Views: 884

Thirty Years War (closed)

Looking for a game, campaign or scenario. Will play either side.

edit: found an opponent.
by Charles
Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:04 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Questions about depots and supply
Replies: 4
Views: 2164

supply rules are a bit fuzzy, but you get a feel for it after a while. In my experience, depots seem to have minimal impact on supply generation, if any. The main use of depots is to allow you to draw replacements when using the Hard attrition rules. As a rule of thumb, the major cities such as Vien...
by Charles
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: CUIRASSIERS (and cavalry in general)
Replies: 47
Views: 6836

Well it's all moot really, in TYW they are all going to starve to death for lack of supplies anyway. I am half serious... :cuit: you are talking about the game? Supply is more stingy, but once you get the hang of it and optimise your strategy in fonction of supplies, I have not had any problem keep...
by Charles
Wed Oct 21, 2015 12:06 am
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Regional decisions - Defensive works. Do this work?
Replies: 5
Views: 1772

works for me just fine, bumps the trench level from 1 to 3.
by Charles
Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: AJE BOR RUS-Gold TEAW (+Enh mod) TYW WIA2
Replies: 1
Views: 662

PM sent. :cool:
by Charles
Fri Oct 16, 2015 4:48 pm
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Patch 1.0.5 for Alea Jacta Est available!
Replies: 68
Views: 33609

ok, problem solved, received new keys. Slitherine does have very good customer support.

:winner:
by Charles
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: CUIRASSIERS (and cavalry in general)
Replies: 47
Views: 6836

Since there seems to be confusion about this, here is a primer on the anti-cavalry formations used by 17th century infantry. The Spanish Tercios were the first to use it: Although it is possible to trace the evolution of square infantry formations back to ancient warfare. The hollow infantry square ...
by Charles
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:04 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: CUIRASSIERS (and cavalry in general)
Replies: 47
Views: 6836

The net result of those evolutions was that by c.1635 infantry presented a strong fornt of firepower supported by pikes, but was very vulnerable to flank attacks, so it relied on the cavalry to provide flank protection, but if the friendly cavalry was defeated the infantry was lost. well no, that i...
by Charles
Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:09 am
Forum: Alea Jacta Est
Topic: Patch 1.0.5 for Alea Jacta Est available!
Replies: 68
Views: 33609

I have the same problem, HAN and BOR which I bought from Matrix update fine, but when I try to update AJE which I purchased from the AGEOD store in april 2013, I get the message the serial number is invalid!

I emailed Slitherine and got a robo message I was assigned a help ticket.
by Charles
Wed Oct 14, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: CUIRASSIERS (and cavalry in general)
Replies: 47
Views: 6836

Charles, sorry I misunderstood your statement, you wrote "the importance of cavalry" so I took it measured in numbers, not in effectiveness. Effectiveness is much more difficult to asses than raw numbers, however you can be sure that cavalry was much less effective against infantry in the 1500-1600...
by Charles
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: TYW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Cordoba leader disappearing
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Cordoba and other Spanish units are removed randomly as they go to Flanders. There is a message in the log regarding this. Added the issue about the purchased units to the list to fix. good to know, I saw the messages about "Spanish troops going to flanders". I cannot reproduce the issue in the F2 ...
by Charles
Tue Oct 13, 2015 8:32 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: CUIRASSIERS (and cavalry in general)
Replies: 47
Views: 6836

Charles, In fact I wrote myself the Wiki article on the Military Revolution you linked! So, to the point, you wrote from what I gather, the 1600-1650 period was a transitional era, when the power of infantry was on the rise due to changes in firepower, tactics, organisation and the importance of ca...
by Charles
Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: TYW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Cordoba leader disappearing
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

not related, but in oct. 1621, while looking at the military units I could purchase, I got a critical error.

log attached.
by Charles
Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:40 pm
Forum: TYW Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: Cordoba leader disappearing
Replies: 4
Views: 1566

Cordoba leader disappearing

1.01RC, grand campaign.

The Cordoba army leader that appears in mid-1621 disappears after a few turns with no associated message. I replayed the turn twice with the same result. The first time, he was imbedded within a unit.
by Charles
Mon Oct 12, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: CUIRASSIERS (and cavalry in general)
Replies: 47
Views: 6836

On the contrary, the TYW saw an increase of the importance of cavalry as years passed, the late armies had considerably more cavalry than infantry. The original post by Charles was about the 1600-1650 period, in that period there is a definitive tendency to an increase in cavalry proportion, from t...
by Charles
Wed Oct 07, 2015 2:54 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: CUIRASSIERS (and cavalry in general)
Replies: 47
Views: 6836

some more general info here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Revolution https://faculty.history.wisc.edu/sommerville/351/351-16.htm https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tercio from what I gather, the 1600-1650 period was a transitional era, when the power of infantry was on the rise due to changes i...
by Charles
Mon Oct 05, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Planning the battle
Replies: 7
Views: 1534

The Battle Planner is very nice. Like others have posted, some formations are evident, like using flank attack when you have a lot of cavalry, but I also would like to have more detailed info on the advantages/disadvantages of the different formations.
by Charles
Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Initial Impressions?
Replies: 51
Views: 11916

Been playing for about a week, very impressed so far. Very good representation of 17th century warfare. The playing area is about the same as RoP, but it feels bigger because armies move slower and supply is tighter. The tight supply also means you really have to plan ahead to take advantage of the ...
by Charles
Thu Oct 01, 2015 3:17 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: SUPPLY (How are those tracks working out for you?)
Replies: 24
Views: 4205

supply is very tight, it seems more stingy than in AJE. Playing the Bohemian revolt as HRE vs AI. July 1621, I have built pretty much every unit available and have a max of 3 supply carts, but if I concentrate all the armies into a large stack, it is difficult to keep it supplied except around Vienn...
by Charles
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:18 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: SUPPLY (How are those tracks working out for you?)
Replies: 24
Views: 4205

I have only started playing the game myself, but it may be too early to talk about making supply easier until we are more familiar with the game. TYW uses the same "simple" supply system as AJE and from what I see so far supply levels seem similar. In AJE, it was possible to keep relatively large ar...
by Charles
Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Thirty Years War
Topic: Supply system in TYW
Replies: 11
Views: 2324

I havent picked up TYW yet, still on the fence, but assuming the supply system is like that in AJE, it is very important to check it every turn since it can vary greatly with the Seasons ( low in winter) and the terrain (low in mountains) and keeping a large army too long even in a friendly inland c...
by Charles
Sat May 02, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Wars of Napoleon
Topic: Napoleon on Film
Replies: 14
Views: 5740

"Waterloo" was an excellent movie, Rod Steiger was great.

There is also the 2002 "Napoleon" french TV mini series starring Christian Clavier which is available on youtube
by Charles
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:52 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: AJE v1.04 - 4 Emporors pbem
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

yup, interesting game so far...now I really have to scramble... :)
by Charles
Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:22 am
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: AJE v1.04 - 4 Emporors pbem
Replies: 9
Views: 1668

Hi guys, see my PM.
by Charles
Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:08 pm
Forum: To End All Wars
Topic: Ageod's to End All Wars Announced
Replies: 190
Views: 84619

Be interested also to see how the Air War is handled, including the rapid change in technology from 1914 to 1918. On the Air War itself, although the dogfights and Aces are glamorous, most of the impact of the air war was tactical, the side with air superiority had better intelligence on what their ...
by Charles
Thu May 01, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: PBEM and multiplayer matchups (all games)
Topic: Two players for a 4 players grand campaign at ROP Gold
Replies: 6
Views: 1178

I would be interested, any side.
by Charles
Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:24 pm
Forum: Rise of Prussia
Topic: RoP Gold questions
Replies: 0
Views: 1457

RoP Gold questions

I recently redowloaded and reinstalled a fresh copy of RoP Gold + v 1.11 + the 4 unofficial patches/mods posted by Bohemond. I started a new SP grand campaign as Prussia, but have noticed some odd things: -I can no longer build Grenadier battalions? -The inflow of conscripts is lower so it takes lon...
by Charles
Mon May 27, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: ROP Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: problem with depot battalions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

yes, after taking a closer look, it seems to work fine. I guess what threw me is that the replacement system seems to work more efficiently in the 1741 scenario than in the 1756 campaign game, but that is probably because Prussian forces spend a lot more time camped on friendly structures in the 174...
by Charles
Fri May 24, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: ROP Technical support / Aide technique
Topic: problem with depot battalions?
Replies: 2
Views: 1812

problem with depot battalions?

RoP Gold, seems to be a bug with depot battalions: In the 1741 scenario as Prussians, I have been buying depot battalions to get extra infantry replacements. The units build normally. I receive a message when construction is finished, and the replacements show up on the ledger. However on the next t...

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